Germain Racing and Eddie Sharp Racing have reached an agreement to put Justin Lofton back behind the wheel of ESR equipment. The 2009 ARCA Racing Series champion earned victories and his title with ESR. The move has been facilitated by the departure of Craig Goess from ESR.
“Eddie and I talked at length about this and we feel it’s the best decision for Justin’s career. Justin earned his championship with ESR and that’s a special bond we can certainly respect,” said Mike Hillman Sr., general manager of two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champions, Germain Racing. “Winning championships is about chemistry as much as it is about being the best. We wish Justin and ESR success in finding that chemistry together again soon.”
Germain Racing and ESR will work cooperatively to make the transition seamless for Lofton. Ryan “Rudy” Fugle, crew chief for Lofton’s No. 77 Tundra at Germain Racing, will remain with Germain Racing.
In 2004, Germain Racing began as a single-truck organization competing solely in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. The team has since earned two Truck Series championship titles and Germain Racing’s 22 victories have played a key role in Toyota’s five-year reign on the manufacturer’s championship in NCWTS.
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